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Postfix Spamassassin Amavisd: email is stuck in the queue; Amavisd error: Can't create directory ... Too many links at

Posted on 2006-07-01
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Hi,
We have been running Postfix Spamassassin Amavisd on RedHat 9 as a front-end mail filter/server for our in-house MS Exchange Server for 2 years.
Suddenly, mail is stacking up in the Postfix queue with the message:
    delivery temporarily suspended: lost connection with 127.0.0.1[127.0.0.1] while sending MAIL FROM
I interpret this to mean Amavisd is down for some reason.
An amavisd debug revealed these errors:
  Jul  1 07:34:44 ISISDSPAM /usr/sbin/amavisd[5877]: (05877-01) prepare_tempdir: creating directory /var/lib/amavis/tmp/amavis-20060701T073444-05877
  Jul  1 07:34:44 ISISDSPAM /usr/sbin/amavisd[5877]: (05877-01) TROUBLE in process_request: Can't create directory /var/lib/amavis/tmp/amavis-20060701T073444-05877: Too many links at (eval 36) line 95, <GEN5> line 2.

I think this is the problem but don't know how to interpret or fix this.
Thanks for your help.
Jerry
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Try purging all files in /var/lib/amavis/tmp
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Thanks,
That worked!
I deleted all directories and enclosed filed with this command line:

find /var/lib/amavis/tmp/* -type d | xargs rm -rf

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